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Classroom Peer Observation

Instructor:

Date:

Observer:

Course Name & #:

I. Methodology of Teaching

1 = Shows very well


2 = Needs more emphasis

A. Organization

1 2 3 4

3 = Not observed
4 = Not Applicable

(Please select the number that most accurately reflects your observation.)

Begins class on time


States the goals or objectives for the period clearly
Reviews prior class material or homework to prepare students for the content to be covered
Provides smooth transitions from one topic/activity to another
Focuses on the main topic
Summarizes and distills main points at the end of class
Prepares well for class
Explains assignments clearly
Ends class on time
Comments:

B. Presentation

1 2 3 4

(Please select the number that most accurately reflects your observation.)

Incorporates various formats of information into instruction


Uses a variety of activities in class
Holds the attention of students
Responds to changes in student attentiveness
Information written or projected is readable
Speaks audibly and clearly
Engages all students in classroom discussion or activity
Establishes and maintains eye contact with students
Varies the pace to keep students alert
Selects teaching methods and strategies appropriate for the content
Comments:

C. Active learning (Labs, Physical Activity, Activities, Etc)

1 2 3 4

(Please select the number that most accurately reflects your observation.)

Clearly explains directions or procedures


Communicates to students clearly and accurately
Has readily available materials and equipment necessary to complete the activity
Allows opportunity for individual expression
Allows enough time for students to complete the activity
Gives prompt attention to individual problems
Provides meaningful feedback to students
Ensures that safety regulations are enforced

II. Enthusiasm for teaching the subject matter and students


1 2 3 4 (Please select the number that most accurately reflects your observation.)
Speaks in an expressive manner
Demonstrates interest/excitement about the course content / session
Praises students for contributions
Encourages student participation
Uses humor appropriately
Solicits student feedback
Knows and uses students name
Fosters a code of mutual respect and models respectful behaviors
Recognizes when students do not understand
Establishes a culture for learning
Comments:

III. Knowledge of, experience with and mastery of the subject matter
1 2 3 4 (Please select the number that most accurately reflects your observation.)
Integrates course materials into class presentations
Relates current course content to whats gone before and will come after
Makes course content relevant with references to real world applications
Speaks about course content with confidence and authority
Presents diverse or alternative views
Explicitly states relationships among various topics and facts/theory
Explains difficult terms, concepts, or problems in more than one way
Presents up-to-date developments in the field
Relates assignments to course content
Answers student questions clearly and directly
Acknowledges mistakes made by self or insufficient knowledge
Comments:

IV. Availability and sensitivity to, and professional interaction with, students
1 2 3 4 (Please select the number that most accurately reflects your observation.)
Encourages individual student questions and involvement
Gives students enough time to respond to questions
Refrains from answering own questions
Responds to incorrect answers in a sensitive manner
Manages inappropriate student behavior in a constructive manner
Encourages students to answer difficult questions by providing cues or hints
Acknowledges diverse points of view
Encourages students to attend tutorials or visit the teacher outside of class
Establishes a rapport with students
Shows respect/sensitivity to diverse learners
Comments: